Ross Bishop

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I Want

“I want” may be the most debilitating phrase in the English language. Of course, we all want things – to eat, to be safe and warm, to be cared about, to grow spiritually. But when we mix the ego into it, wanting can take on a whole other dimension. “I want to be happy,” “I want love,” or “I want abundance,” become much more than simple expressions of desire.
POSTED ON: August 9, 2016, 9:45 am BY Ross Bishop

Coping With Life

You do not love yourself for reasons – centuries old reasons. Let’s look at life and see where those came from. The first thing that happens is that life presents you with a situation (an opportunity), to move to greater compassion. Many times you will resist doing that because it conflicts with the way you see yourself.
POSTED ON: August 16, 2016, 10:45 am BY Ross Bishop

The Ball

Imagine a small dark ball. This is the world of your inner child. Years ago, her world was very limited. It consisted of herself, her parents, siblings and possibly grandparents. At that age, the rest of the world just isn’t that important. Although a child’s world should be one of play, fantasy and joy, many children’s worlds are unfortunately filled with pain, disappointment, judgment, criticism, emotional abandonment and rejection. And for some others, their ball can be a realm of pure hell.
POSTED ON: August 23, 2016, 9:50 am BY Ross Bishop

What’s Next?

Change is rarely easy. It is made difficult because it means the end of what has been and adapting to a new way of being. We don’t think much about eggs that become chickens or caterpillars that turn into butterflies, because they are “natural.” I don’t know how an acorn feels when it sprouts and turns into an oak tree, but if you have given birth, you are intimately familiar with the pain of the process of creation.
POSTED ON: August 22, 2016, 9:50 am BY Ross Bishop

Life is Unfair

It can be difficult to make sense of life. People get cancer, have accidents, and die unexpectedly. No matter what you do, just getting by is often an uphill struggle. You do the best you can and you still end up in the soup. It’s not fair, is it?
POSTED ON: October 11, 2016, 10:10 am BY Ross Bishop

Adam and Eve

After the six days of creation, Adam and Eve is the first parable in the Bible. It is the opening story that sets the context for the next 1,600 pages. The remainder of the story is to be told through the evolution, conflict, growth, trials and development of humankind.
POSTED ON: July 11, 2016, 10:50 am BY Ross Bishop